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All copies of the October issue of Uncut magazine come with a free, 12-track CD – Now Playing – that showcases the wealth of great new music on offer this month, from returning heroes such as Wilco, the Handsome Family and the Pretenders to PG Six, Jaimie Branch and Luluc. The full albums are all covered in our reviews section and many of them include Q&As with the artists shedding light on the recording, their creative process and, in one case, staying in the house where Neil Young wrote After The Gold Rush. There’s rock, weird folk, country, jazz, electronics and more – best to just stick the CD on and immerse yourself.
Here, then, is your guide to Now Playing…
1 The Handsome Family
Two Black Shoes
Brett and Rennie Sparks’ new record, Hollow, their 11th LP and first since 2016’s Unseen, is another excellent staging post on the journey of this most reliably gothic duo. The tempo is slow, the guitars glitter, strange things are happening in the background and the tale is dark – business as usual, then, in the best way.
Chrissie Hynde is on fine form on Relentless, perhaps the best Pretenders album for a few decades or so. She’s taking stock,…